Problems with parents
I'm a teenager and I used to cut myself, but I stopped after I told my parents (which was a month ago). Things were ok for a bit, but lately my parents have been so frustrated and they've been arguing and they're pissing me off. It's making me want to cut myself again, and I've tried talking to my parents but they never listen!! They're the "were older then you so we're wiser" type of parents. I'm breaking inside and I don't know what to do.
Its very natural for parents to argue and seem to ignore their child, just remember that they still love you, they are probably just experiencing new problems. Do you have any brothers or sister? If so, then discuss it with them. If not, talk to a friend. Dont start cutting yourself again, that will solve nothing. You should be proud of stopping that
I understand completly what you are going through, i too am a recovery self-harmer at teh age of 17. to be honest, the best advise i can give to you is just find somebody to talk to, maybe a friend instead of your parents, or you will explode, and we dont want that. maybe write a letter to your parents and leave it for them so they can read it and understand how you feel? xx
To Peter: thank you for replying! I do have a brother and a sister, but I don't talk to my bro about personal things and my sis gets just as mad as I do when it comes to my parents so it doesn't really help much. But thank you for your advice and encouragement, means alot to know that there are people who care
To Princess Peach: first off, it feels amazing to talk to someone who has harmed themself because I felt very alone because I've never talked to anyone who has. So thanks
I like your idea about talking to a friend, cause you're right, I will explode if I talk to my parents and i might explode so bad I'll leave, and being a young teenager that wouldn't be a good idea... Anyway, the only problem is, none of my friends know that I used to cut myself. I'm afraid of being judged, although I know my bff wouldn't judge me, she's the sweetest. But I'm just so nervous... Do you think I should tell her I cut myself??